Game 72: Yankees vs. Indians
June 25, 2012, 7:05 p.m. ET, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y.
TV / Radio: YES/ESPN2, WCBS 880 AM
Shin-Soo Choo RF
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
Jason Kipnis 2B
Carlos Santana C
Michael Brantley CF
Johnny Damon LF
Casey Kotchman 1B
Jack Hannahan 3B
Lonnie Chisenhall DH
Pitching: Josh Tomlin RHP (3-4, 5.12)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Raul Ibanez LF
Eric Chavez 3B
Dewayne Wise CF
Chris Stewart C
Pitching: Hiroki Kuroda RHP (6-7, 3.57)
UMPIRES: Mike DiMuro HP, Jim Reynolds 1B, James Hoye 2B, Tom Hallion 3B.
Information from the Yankees’ media relations department:
AT A GLANCE: The Yankees will play the first game of a three-game series vs. the Cleveland Indians…is the start of a seven-game homestand that also features a four-game series vs. Chicago-AL from Thursday-Sunday, concluding with Old-Timers’ Day on Sunday… just completed a three-game “road trip” at Citi Field over the weekend, taking two of three games… the Yankees will play 13 of their next 20 games at Yankee Stadium, with all 21 contests coming against teams currently above .500 (CLE, CWS, TB, BOS, LAA, TOR).
Ø At 43-28 (.606), own the second-best record in the Majors behind Texas (45-28, .616).
Ø Have won six of their last seven series and eight of their last 10.
FOR OPENERS: The Yankees are 17-7 in series openers this season, including an 9-2 mark in series openers at home… have won seven of their last nine overall openers.
CLOSE CALLS: Since 5/22 – while the team has gone 22-7 – the Yankees have had 18 of the 29 games decided by 3R or less, going 14-4 in those contests… opened the season 9-12 in games decided by 3R or fewer.